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common–law/ˈkɑːmənˌlɑː/adjective
common–law
/ˈkɑːmənˌlɑː/
adjective
Learner's definition of COMMON–LAW  
always used before a noun
— used to describe a relationship between a man and a woman that is considered to be a marriage because the man and woman have lived together for a long period of time
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